Patriots senior Brylee Galloway takes next step in football career by signing with Austin College
Prairiland High School senior Brylee Galloway has played multiple sports during his time in Pattonville. The two-way football standout will continue to grind on the gridiron after he committed to play for Austin College, a private, four-year liberal arts university in Sherman.
Brylee was relieved to make what he believes is the right decision after a great experience visiting the campus. After the countless hours of work he put in to set up this opportunity, the whole journey was well worth it.
“I started trying to get recruited my junior year and started putting my film out on Twitter while following many different coaches,” Brylee said. “I got some interest from some schools. I got offered by Southwestern University and McPherson University — I was really into Southwestern. Then, I got accepted by Austin College, got in contact with the coach, and I visited there and soon after knew this was going to be my home here. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to go there. I loved the facilities and everything about it. They have a great academic history with what I want to do to get the jobs that I want. The football team seems like a close-knit group, and I’ve already gotten to know a lot of the guys pretty well. It was a hard and stressful recruiting process, but I made the right choice. It’s close to home, I can see everybody, and I think I will be a good fit with the team.”
Since he started playing football, Brylee had to overcome the odds in several ways. Although he has been what most would deem an undersized player along with having scoliosis in his back, Brylee has fought through all the pain, losses, and any other form of adversity to help improve and set new standard for the Prairiland football program — just as he saw those before him do.
“I’ve been in the Prairiland football program since third grade — I’ve represented them for so long,” Brylee said. “When I got to high school, I remembered all the varsity games I went to growing up all my life. I remembered seeing players like Chase Reynolds growing up, who was like an idol to me. Then, I took my chance to play varsity football as a freshman and scored on Gunter, who won state that year. I thought, ‘Well, maybe I will be good,’ even though I didn’t play the rest of the year.
“I really began to help the program as a sophomore when I played slot receiver and defensive end,” he continued. “It was a tough year…but I really found where I fit during a rebuilding year my junior season. It didn’t go the way I thought it would, but it was one of the most fun years because of the camaraderie we all had. It was pretty fun this year because I haven’t won that many games before. I love every single guy I’ve played with this year and loved being able to step up as a leader for this team and those younger guys. I have enjoyed helping get this program back to where it needs to be.”
When he played for his high school, Brylee entered each season with his own personal goals along with lofty goals for the team. Since he has started playing, Brylee has made it clear he will do anything and everything he can to help add to the program and impact winning wherever he goes.
“Working hard and doing my best are the main things I’ve learned from here in everything, which has been a big takeaway. You have to work hard to chase your dreams, and I have big goals for this year,” Brylee said. “I want to gain 20 pounds of muscle and I’ve already started working out just about every day. I just want to see how I match up with some guys that come from big schools from bigger cities. I hope to compete for and win my spot, then compete for championships — winning is my goal every time I step out onto the field.”